Trip Report – Orca Waters Base Camp – July 8 to 11, 2014

Kayak trip report by Suzanne Burns for a Kayak With Whales – Orca Waters Base Camp kayak tour.

There are three things that I love, kayaking, camping and good food. Combine these with spectacular scenery, wow factor wildlife, and some pretty cool people and these were the magical ingredients of my Kingfisher Kayaking Trip.

We met our guide Wendy for our trip orientation and reconvened the next morning to head off from the wee town of Port McNeill to Hanson Island. Our smooth trip over was punctuated with views of frosted mountain ranges, lush forests and Dall’s porpoises with their iced dorsal fins slicing the water surface.

Our band of four female clients and Wendy made up a merry troop for this time out from ‘the real world’. The base camp which was to be our home for the

Kayak Trip Report – Orca Waters Base Camp – September 2 to 5, 2008

Below is a kayak trip report from a guest on our September 2 to 5, 2008 Kayak With Whales – Orca Waters Base Camp kayak tour. It is printed in full without any editing.

“Stephen and I just returned from our Johnstone Straight kayaking trip and I am pleased to announce that were not eaten by whales. This was my big concern – sitting in a kayak and imagining that I must look somewhat like a seal from a whale’s perspective. We had a four day trip and at our pre-trip meeting we were asked why we chose the trip. The couple from the UK wanted to see whales. The german/australian couple wanted to see whales. The single british/welsch/south african/almost canadian guy said he came for the kayaking and to see whales. I wasn’t so sure I